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Awaken, My Love! (2016)
Nadia Hargett | Staff Writer
“Awaken, My Love!” is the third studio album by Childish Gambino, formally known as Donald Glover, released on Dec. 2, 2016. Its sound can be described as cosmic psychedelic soul with inspiration drawn from R&B and funk as well. Each track was intricately produced and crafted, from the distinct, futuristic guitar on “Redbone” to “Me and Your Mama’s” alluring, calming twinkling sounds that slowly progress into an electrifying boisterous main section. This album is an album that will stick with you long after you’ve played through the entire thing, and you’ll almost certainly go in for another listen.
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Sister Outsider (1984)
Isaac Davis | Correspondent
“Sister Outsider” is a collection of essays and speeches from revolutionary feminist Audre Lorde. From her retelling of her trip to Soviet era Russia, to a powerful call to action in “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action,” Lorde explores a myriad of topics through a feminist lens. “Sister Outsider” is an extremely quick, accessible and engaging read. If you’re looking to expand your world view and explore the intersectionalities of a queer Black woman, Sister Outsider should be at the top of your reading list.
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Leila Ganim | Correspondent
The poetry book “Serenity,” written by F.S. Yousaf, contemplates the everlasting issue of anxiety in relation to confidence. The poet reveals personal reflections based on his experience relating themes of love and the struggle for acceptance. Short, sweet and to the point, the structure of the poetry reflects concise yet intense language of the human experience. Serenity is a perfect title to the book which evokes a sense of peace following the final page. A quick yet powerful read to brew chamomile tea to and settle down to read for a quiet evening in.
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Creed III (2023)
Alianna Kendall-Brooks | Correspondent
In the third movie of the “Creed” franchise, Adonis Creed is a father, husband and living legend in the boxing world. When childhood friend Damian Anderson returns after serving time in prison, he urges Adonis to give him a chance at boxing. As trauma resurfaces, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the ring battling not only each other but their shared past. As the first film to be shot with IMAX cameras, “Creed III” has stunning visuals that were inspired by classic anime fight sequences, according to director and lead actor Michael B. Jordan. As a fan of the franchise, Creed III is a must-see.